Jason McLean

Jason McLean
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Jason McLean was born in London, ON in 1971. After attending H.B. Beal Secondary School with Marc Bell and Peter Thompson, McLean graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver in 1997.

Since 1994, Jason McLean has exhibited nationally and internationally including shows at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Loyal Gallery in Malmo Sweden, and at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica.

In 2012 he had a solo exhibition “If you can read my mind” at McIntosh Gallery, Western University (catalogue) and was included in Museum London’s “L.O. Today” group show featuring 6 other artists & collaborators.

A Canadian art darling, McLean was chosen by Maclean’s Magazine as one of the top 10 artists to watch in Canada in 2004. In 2013, McLean was the only Canadian artist selected by Canadian Art Magazine to collaborate with smart Canada to paint on a smart car that travelled across Canada. McLean has also collaborated on t-shirt designs with designer Jeremy Laing, was commissioned to paint a mural inside of the Drake Hotel on Queen Street, Toronto and co-runs the Canadian Pez Museum with his 2 sons Felix & Henry in the basement of their home.

Jason McLean has work in major collections throughout North America including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, BMO Collection, TD Bank and the Royal Bank of Canada.

Jason McLean’s drawings, paintings and sculptures are idiosyncratic visual records of his experiences, observations and perceptions. His frenetic artworks include rich annotations and carefully-researched fragments of personal and social histories. McLean’s drawings act as rhizomatic diaries that pictorially represent his relationship with local environments. His works are often described as mental maps, where samplings of his daily observations are mashed-up into antiheroic, yet poignant combinations. Working in this way, McLean uses humour to touch upon challenging subject matter, such as sadness, loss, displacement, mental illness and economic hardship.

Jason McLean LFP Interview

London Free Press interviews Jason McLean about his current collecting show


McLean, Knowles, Martin @ McIntosh Gallery

Artworks by Knowles, McLean & Martin are on exhibit in “Recent Acqusitions” @ the McIntosh Gallery.


Jason McLean on CBC

Listen to CBC London’s interview with Jason McLean


Jason McLean’s big TALK small WALK

Join Jason on Nov 28 at 1pm as he talks while he walks from Wortley to downtown


VIDEO Exhibition Tour with Jason McLean

WATCH – Jason McLean video tour of his November Exhibition


VIDEO Studio Visit with Jason McLean

Jason McLean’s oldest son Felix, a budding experimental filmmaker, captured some intimate studio moments.


National Gallery Hop with Jason McLean

Join Jason McLean in the gallery from 1-5pm on Saturday Nov 7 for Art Toronto’s Gallery Hop Day.


Jason McLean at RMG

“If You See Me, Say Hello” brings together McLean’s work from the past 20 years.


Discover Jason McLean in Brantford

Jason McLean is included in Brantford’s Public Art Project, a year long outdoor exhibit.


Sizzling Summer Soiree Party Pics

Party pictures from our 21st Annual Sizzling Summer Soiree


Museum London purchases McLean & Kirkpatrick

James Kirkpatrick & Jason McLean paintings are purchased by Museum London


Jason McLean at Angell Gallery

Jason McLean is included in Angell Gallery’s summer group exhibition “Today’s Paper”


Sizzling Summer Soiree Party Pics

View party pics from our 20th Annual Sizzling Summer Soiree


Party Pics from “Three+3” Opening

View party pics from the September opening reception of our “Three + 3” exhibition.


Jason McLean at Glenhyrst Art Gallery

Jason McLean’s exhibit with Fiona Smyth at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery in Brantford opens Thursday, July 27.


Not Bad For London Room at JNAAG

The Not Bad For London collaborative room has been recreated at the JNAAG in Sarnia.


New Jason McLean Drawing

NEW: Jason McLean’s monumental 7 x 10 foot drawing “Time Trigger”.


Jason McLean at NGC

Jason McLean is included in the National Gallery of Canada’s year-long exhibition.


Jason McLean Opening Party Pics

Party Pictures from Jason McLean’s November opening party


Jason McLean’s smart car

We have recently recruited Jason on his London “vacation” to re-paint his smart car


Jason McLean Review in Border Crossings

Matthew Ryan Smith reviews Jason McLean’s November exhibition Son of a Salesman


Jason McLean Party Pics

Jason McLean’s “Son of a Salesman” opened to a lively crowd on Saturday, November 7.


McLean Catalogue “If You Could Read My Mind”

Jason McLean “If You Could Read My Mind” Catalogue Now Available


Jason McLean Interview

London Fuse interviews Jason McLean before the opening of Son of a Salesman.


Jason McLean at Oakville Galleries

Jason McLean’s included in the Oakville Galleries exhibition “Out of Line”


Jason McLean Show in Brooklyn

Opening shots from Jason McLean’s “Lettuce Legs” exhibition at Cinders Hausclub, Brooklyn, NY


L.O. Today at Museum London

Museum London exhibit featuring J McLean, J Kirkpatrick and BB Young


Jason McLean at McIntosh Gallery

Jason McLean “If you could read my mind” at McIntosh Gallery Sept-Nov 2012


Jason McLean Artist Talk & Video

Video interview and photos from Jason McLean’s artist talk


Not Bad For London Party Pics

View party pics & video from Not Bad For London Opening


Fjords Review

Jason McLean

September 23, 2016

Fjords Review


Magenta Magazine

Son of a Salesman

December 2015

Jenna Faye Ryan


London Fuse

Jason McLean

November 2015

Sara Mai Chitty


London Free Press

Artist Maps Life's Internal Journey

November 10, 2015

Joe Belanger


Issue Magazine

Jason McLean

October 2015

Ryan Sluggett


Our London

Michael Gibson Gallery finds London's place in the art world

November 2015

Sean Mayer



Jason McLean review of Soda Gardner

February 2015

Noah Becker


Canadian Art Magazine

Jason McLean revs up Canada's first smart art car

April 23, 2013

Richard Rhodes


Canadian Art Magazine

Jason McLean: Diaries of a Place

August 11, 2011

Bill Clarke


Magenta Magazine: Not Bad For London

Not Bad For London Review

February 2012

Sky Gooden


Border Crossings: Not Bad For London

Not Bad For London Review

Vol 31, No 1, Issue No 121

Christine Walde


Akimbo: Not Bad For London

Not Bad For London Review

November 15, 2011

Patrick Howlett


Metro News: Not Bad For London

Seeing a City's Potential

November 3, 2011

Amanda Grant


Jason McLean “If You Could Read My Mind”

David Liss, Sarah Milroy, James Patten, Christine Walde

McIntosh Gallery, Western University & Blackdog Publishing


9 1/2 x 8 1/2 in., paperback, 96 pages


If You Could Read My Mind features drawings, paintings and illustrations of colorful sculptures, all of which form an idiosyncratic visual record of McLean’s experiences and perceptions.

Born London Ontario 1971


1994-1998 Fine Arts Diploma, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver
1997-1998 Langara College, Vancouver
1989-91 HB Beal Art, London, Ontario


2022 Upcoming solo show, Museum London, London, ON
2021  Jason Mclean & Ross Bell Upcoming, Stratford Art Gallery, Stratford
2020 Shoe Inn, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
If you see me, say hello, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
2019 Something Up My Sleeve, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
2018 Boomerang Smile, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
Correspondence, Burnaby Art Gallery, with collaboration of the Burnaby Library, McGill Branch
2017 Say Hi to the Sun, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Branford, ON
TBA, Spoonbill & SugarTown, Brooklyn, NY
Collaborative Drawings, Lazy Susan, New York, NY
2016 Parking Lot with Memory, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
Wing Nite, Ed Varie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Son of a Salesman, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
Lettuce Legs, Cinders Haus Club, Brooklyn, NY
Soda Gardner, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Here, Now, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto, ON
If you could read my mind, McIntosh Gallery, UWO, London, ON
2010 In the corner there is light, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto, ON
Endlessely Traversed Landscapes (Olympic Billboard Project), Vancouver, BC
2009 Zona Maco, Maco Art Fair, Mexico City
Aunt Jeans Buns, La Viola Bank Gallery, New York City, NY
Goodnight Irene, with Adrian Norvid, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto, ON
2008 Path of Wonder, Emergency Room, Vancouver, BC
2007 Uncle Porkchop, Perugi Art Contemporie, Padova, Italy
Occasional Art, St. Paul, MN, USA. with Isabelle Pauwells.
2×4, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver (with Matthew Brown)
2006 Back in 5 Min, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005 The Sky is falling – Next series, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2004 Dr. Libby’s Gold, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Papa Grimsby, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Big Tea Spoon, Luft Gallery, Toronto, ON
L.O., Forest City Gallery, London, ON (with Marc Bell)
2002 Pennies in a Stream, Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria, BC
Bathroom Drawings, Sugar Refinery, Vancouver, BC
Path of Wonder, Forest Arts, Edinburgh
2001 Broken Leg Glen, Architecture Centre/ Dynamo Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Path of Wonder, Blinding Light Cinema Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Bell/McLean Workout/ 2000-2001, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000 Volvo Rollbars, Lucky’s, Vancouver, BC
Hodge Podge, Moon Base Gallery, Vancouver, BC (with Scott Evans)
1999 Sleepy le Beef, Anodyne Contemporary, Vancouver, BC
Pee on the Owl, Havana Gallery, Vancouver (with Shayne Ehman)
Ja Ja Lip and Sons, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC (with Marc Bell)
1998 Non-moving Pictures, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, BC
1996 Eleemosynary, I.T.N. Theatre, New York, NY
1995 Ten to a Quarter After, La Luna Café, Vancouver, BC
1994 The Waffle, Gallery Sansair, Vancouver, BC (with Marc Bell)


Maple Syrup Group Show, The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba – Sudbury Art Gallery – Glenhyrst Art Gallery (on tour 2022-2023)

From Beyond the Stars, Museum London, London ON

1BDR Gallery Show, Kansas City, MO
The Beachcombers Show, Gibsons, BC

Taking the Long View: The Museum London Art Collection, from its Beginning to Today, London, ON
Poetics of Space, VAG Touring show, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

Your New York, Gitler &, Harlem, NY
LES Street Art, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, NY
“Long Ago and Close Up: Curating Museum London’s Permanent Art Display,”  Museum London, London, ON
Lost & Found, Forest City Gallery Members Show and Sale, London, ON
All Art +, Call of Walls, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York City, NY
Poetics of Space, VAG Touring show, Nanaimo Art Gallery, BC
Summer Roster Show, Back Gallery Project, Vancouver, BC
Today’s Paper, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON
UNSEEN TREASURES: Selections from Glenhyrst’s Permanent Collection, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, ON
Look: An Opera in 9 Paintings, Museum London, London, ON
Crafters’ & Artists’ Exhibit, Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Garden’s Branch, NY
NYC Trash, Past, Present and Future, City Reliquary Museum, NYC, NY
Poetics of Space, VAG Touring show, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

Et Tu, Art Brute? Andrew Edin Ballery, NY, NY
Mercer Multiplier, Mercer Union Fundraiser, Toronto, ON
From the Vaults: Recent Acquisitions, Museum London, London, ON
Three + 3, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
GIFC 2,3,4, Greece, Denmark, NY, NY, LA, CA and HI
Big Apple III, The Boyer Foundation, NY, NY
The Bold and the New, Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON
Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
On Paper, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
Painting or Not, A Selection of works from the Hoff Collection, Kaviar Factory, Norway
Highlights from 150 Years of Art-Making in London, Museum London, London, ON
Even My Mum Can Make a Book [zes 6 SIX], Corridor Project Space, Amsterdam
GOT IT FOR CHEAP VOL 2, 3, 4: Tokyo, Japan, & London, UK

2016 The Oasis, gitler&, Harlem, NY
Beggars Banquet, Salomon Arts Gallery New York City, NY. Curated by: Noah Becker
and Alfredo Martinez
The Desire to Acquire, London Collects, Museum London, London, ON
Nieves and Innen Zine Library, Swiss In Situ, NYC, NY
Portraits, self and others (it’s complicated), McIntosh Gallery, London, ON
Paul Butler`s Collage Party, Division Gallery, Toronto, ON
Fake: Surrealestate Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Katie Peyton
GOT IT FOR CHEAP VOL 2, 3, 4: David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen at Steinsland Berliner Gallery, Stockholm,
and Agnes B’s Gallerie du Jour, Paris
Romeo Inaugural Exhibition, Romeo Gallery, New York, NY
New Acquisitions, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Something, Curated by Noah Becker, Berry Campbell Gallery, New York City, NY

2015 The Silent Oh, The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY
Serious Play in conjunction with the Summer Parking Lot Party, Wil Abelle Art
Projects, Vancouver, BC
Selected Works, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Out of Line, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON
DUCKS!, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Image Soreis, Comix Otherwise, AGO First Thursday, AGO
Poetics of Space, Vancouver Art Gallery
Signs & Symbols, Jessica Bradley Gallery
Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape, The Textile Museum of
Canada, Toronto, ON, Touring 2012-2015

2014 Wish List, Forest City Gallery Member Show, London, ON
Please Enter, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody (catalogue)
Death by Art, Death by Audion, Brooklyn, NY
Even My Mum Can Make a Book #5, Kunsterhaus Stuttgart
The Desert Island pop-up, Sculpture Center Bookstore, Long Island City
Ducks, Greenpoint Terminal, Brooklyn
The Secret of Living, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto
Even My Mum Can Make a Book #4, Apartment Project Berlin
Unreal from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection, Touring
Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada, Touring

2013 No Boys With Frogs, DNA Artspace, London
Group Glen, Weird Things, Toronto, ON
Usin, Zurich Small Press Fair, Karussell Zurich
Boon Zine Fair, Brighton, UK
Summer Reading, The Hole Gallery, New York
L.O. Today, Museum London, London, ON
The Painting Project, Galerie L’Uqam, Montreal
Builders, Canadian Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Jessica Bradley Annex, Toronto, ON
Shake the Dust Off, Allegra La Viola Gallery, New York

2012 Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape, The Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto
Eris: Resistance to Change (artist book show), Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax
Cut and Paste, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver

2011 Not Bad For London, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
O-Pee-Chee Dirt Pile: Jason McLean and Joe Grillo, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York
Unreal, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Delinear, Barbara Edwards Gallery, Toronto
You Don’t Need Teeth to Play Tennis, LES Gallery, Vancouver
On View Daily, The Museum of Longing and Failure, Bergen
Journey to Whatever, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredricton

2010 Loyal Gallery, Malmo,Sweden
Pulp Fiction, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax
Tiny Vices, Museo dela Cuidad de Mexico
Fax, (Organized Through Drawing Center in NYC), Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby
Nieves Book Art Show, Gallery No.12, Tokyo
Motto Storefront, Artspeak, Vancouver
Broken Leg Glen and Basement Ruth, Every Letter in the Alphabet Gallery,
Vancouver (with Mark Delong)

2009 Summer Salon, La Voila Bank Gallery, New York City
ARENA: Road Game, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
ARENA: The Art Of Hockey, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
ARENA: The Art Of Hockey, Just For Laughs Museum, Montreal (with Tim Lee)
Pulp Fiction, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
White Hot, Gallery TPW, Toronto
Nuit Blanche: Art Moves, Other Gallery, Toronto
A Good Summer To Stay Inside, Lower East Side Gallery, Vancouver

2008 Pulp Fiction, Museum London, London (Ontario)
Nieves Library, Centre Cultural Suisse, Paris.
Nieves Books, Ooga Booga, Los Angeles
Arena The Art of Hockey, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax.
Amber One Foot Below, Paul Petro Special Projects Space, Toronto
Year One, La Viola Bank Gallery, New York City
Nuit Blanche, 401 Richmond, Toronto
Constant Search for a Better Way, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
The World Needs A Narrative, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
Meme Boat, Lucky’s Gallery, Vancouver
Carousel CRSL23+, Index G, Toronto

2007 Paper Machete, Community Outreach Gallery, London (Ontario)
Tinyvices.com, white flag projects, St. Louis. Touring exhibition.
Biennale de Montreal/Montreal Comics Craze, Sadie Bronfman Centre, Montreal
Goin Postal, Art Metropole, Toronto
Yard Sale Staring Therapy, space 1026, Philadelphia
Just My Imagination Touring Show, Kelowna Art Museum, Kelowna
Just My Imagination, Southern Alberta Gallery, Lethbridge
I Love Tourism, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Galleria di Piazza, San Marco, Venice
Painters Pants, Art Gallery of South Western Manitoba, Brandon.
The Kiosk Art Show, Artspace, New York. Touring to Miday Gallery, Minneapolis.

2006 William Cordova, Dearraindrop, Jason Mclean, Travis Millard, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles
Another Other, Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee.
Bit by Bit, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto
Collage Party, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
Nog a Dod, Giant Robot, New York.
Collage Party, Zieher-Smith Gallery, New York
Tiny Vices, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, New York
Getting On Mother’s Nerves, Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin.
Collage Party, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary
A Thing Called Love, Neon Gallery, Brosarp, Sweden
Pizza Party, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Altered Image, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver

2005 Collage Party, Anti-Social Gallery, Vancouver
Psyclops dreams: Artists Books Comics and Dreams, Access, Vancouver
Other Worlds, Jessica Bradley Arts + Projects, Toronto
Jason the 3rd, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles
Curb Appeal, Confederation Centre, Charlottetown.
I Find You, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Burning down the Igloo, ABEL Neue Kunft, Berlin

2004 Bunker : Omaha, Bunker Gallery, Omaha
Important Canadian Art, Zieher-Smith, New York
Just My Imagination Exhibition, Touring Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art,Toronto; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax; Windsor Art Gallery ,Windsor; Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary; Southern Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Sault Saint Marie Art
Button Show, 50/50 Gallery, Victoria
(Self) Publish or Perish, Open Space, Victoria
Drippytown, Whip Gallery, Vancouver
Just My Imagination/ Touring Drawing Show, Museum London.
Regal Beast, Magic Pony Gallery, Toronto
9th Annual Mail Art Show, Struts Gallery, Sackville
Scenic, collage party at Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store, New York
New Museum, New York

2003 The Overview #3, The Overview, Vancouver
Jennie O’s Rolodex Artshow, Ace art, Winnipeg
Book Art Exhibition, 5050 Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
Drawing the World (for the record), Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Records, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver
Drawing on Architecture, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver
Plank, Lucky’s, Vancouver
Word Under The Street, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver
Four Drawings, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver
Another Drawing Show, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver
Centre Peace, Ting, Toronto.
Christmas Show, Luft Gallery, Toronto
Punchline, Weewerks, Toronto
Another Other, Other Gallery, Toronto.
Steak and Chops/-Collaborative Project, Luft gallery, Toronto.
Books, Luft Method Space, Toronto.
2D into 3D, Soil Gallery, Seattle
Out of the Archives, Aka Gallery, Saskatoon
The Private collection of Gerard Doody, Space 1026, Philadelphia.
Chamomile Testarosa, 1066 Project Space, Toronto
L.O., Forest City Gallery, London (Ontario)

2002 The Log Family, Or Gallery, Vancouver. (Public Art
Installation/Performance) with Scott Evans, Holly Ward and Shayne Ehman.
Big Hands, Little Feet, The Ministry of Casual Living Gallery, Victoria
Another Show of Books, The Overview, Vancouver
Airport Case, Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver
Another Drawing Show, Tracy Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver.
Is it Today Already?, Anti Social, Vancouver
Homesick, Anti Social, Vancouver
Summer Institute on Book Art, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver
Project Mobilivre, Touring book exhibition
Binocular Parallax, Consolidated Works, Seattle
Off the Page, Soil Gallery, Seattle

1997 Buddy Palace, Or Gallery, Vancouver


2004 Vancouver Arts Awards


BMO Bank Collection
Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Claridge Investments
Faskin Martineau
Fondazione Marino Golinelli, Bologna, Italia
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON
McIntosh Gallery, London Ontario, Canada
MOMA New York (in collaboration with Brian Bellot)
Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery (through Geoffrey Farmer Archive), Vancouver BC
Museum London, London Ontario, Canada
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto, Ontario Canada
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
RBC Bank Collection
Richard Ivey School of Business
Soho House Group
TD Bank Group
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada


2018  Think Outside the Shelf, interview with Raquel Laneri, Out & About, New York Post, Saturday, May 19 2018
Interview, Creator’s Vancouver, April 2018

2017 Exhibit Bring Together McLean, Smyth – Brantford Expositer
Collaborative Drawings by Noah Becker and Jason McLean, artsy.net
This Week’s Must See…, artfcity.com, Michael Anthony Farley
The Drake Hotel Permanent Collection, Drake Hotel Blog
The Bold and The New, Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, Akimbo
Events, Arts, Petrolia Topic
Family Fun Offered at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, Lampton Shield, Travis Poland
An Arctic Art Expedition: Norway’s Kaviar Factory Asks What it Means to be a Painter, Margaret Carrigan, Blouin Art Info,

2016 Article on collaboration with Mark Delong for The Duck Show, http://www.theduckit.com/
On the Canvas: Smartcar installation brings artist back to hometown, London Free Press, Joe Belanger, November 2, 2016
Jason McLean, Border Crossings, Matthew Ryan Smith, 2016
Jason McLean, New Baroque, Aaron Skolnik, 2016
Father Figure, Enfants Terribles #12, 2016
Group exhibition with paintings, sculptures, and works on paper opens at Berry Campbell, Art Daily, 2016
A Panoply of Somethings – Noah Becker’s Something at Berry Campbell Gallery, Artefuse, 2016

2015 Jason McLean, Sluggett, Ryan. Issue Magazine. March 2015
Jason McLean, Jamie Faye Ryan, Magenta Magazine, Dec 2015
Alvarado, Anthony, D.I.Y Magic Second Edition, Souvenir Press, UK 2015
Alvarado, Anthony, D.I.Y Magic Second Edition, Floating World Comics, 2015
Meyer, Sean, Micheal Gibson Gallery Finds London’s Place in the Art world, Our London, Community news Nov, 2015
Belanger, Joe, Artist’s Maps Life’s internal journey, London Free Press, Nov. 2015
Len, Sto, The Last Interview With Jason McLean, Cinders Gallery Blog, June 2015
Dambrot, Shana Nys. Jason McLean at Wilding Cran WM | Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art. 3 Feb. 2015. Web.
Wood, Eve. Jason McLean Artillery Magazine 29 Jan. 2015. Web

2014 Goodden, Sky. “Working with the Material at Hand: A Roundtable on Regionalism”. Momus. October 16, 2014.
Smith, Matthew Ryan. “Due South: Artist Jason McLean Interview”. WM Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art. October 1, 2014.
Miller, Marcus. “Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada.” Border Crossings, Volume 33, Number 2. June 2014.
“L.O. Today”. Museum London, Exhibition Catalogue. 2014.
Burnaby Libraries Host Art Exhibitions. February 3, 2014.

2013 “RE(Imagining) Regionalism”. McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Study Center. 2013.
“Artists collaborate on exhibit.” CTV London. CTV News. Bell Media. http://london.ctvnews.ca, October 29, 2013.
Reaney, James. “My London: L.O. Today — an exhibition with works by Marc Bell, James Kirkpatrick, Amy Lockhart, Jason McLean, Jamie Q, Peter Thompson and Billy Bert Young.” London Free Press, October 28, 2013
Petkovic, Mila. “New generation of local artists hold group show at Museum London.” Metro London. October 3, 2013. 13.
“Must-Sees This Week: October 3 to 9, 2013.” Canadian Art. http://www.canadianart.ca
Meyer, Sean. “New exhibition brings home the work of collaborative artists.” London Community News. October 2, 2013. 25.
Montanini, Chris. “You gotta check out L.O. Today!” The Londoner. September 30, 2013.
Belanger, Joe. “Strokes of Genius: A London Group of Seven helps launch Museum London’s Culture Days fest.” The London Free Press. September 25, 2013. C1.
Rhodes, Richard. “Jason McLean Revs Up Canada’s First Smart Car,” Canadian Art Magazine, April 23, 2013

2012 Goodden, Sky. “A Knock-out Marriage of Contemporary Art and Craft, the Textile Museum’s ‘Dreamland’.” Art Info. 24 May 2012.
Goodden, Sky. “Not Bad for London.” Magenta Magazine Online. Winter 2012. Vol. 3, #1.
Goodden, Sky and Benjamin Bruneau. “ARTINFO Canada’s Top Fall Shows.” ArtInfo. 21 September 2012.
Walde, Christine. “Not Bad For London.” Border Crossings. Vol 31 Issue 1. March 2012: pp. 101-102. March 2012.
“Canadian Art News in Five: Art Awards, Museum Floods, Gallery Moves, and Owner’s Remorse.” Artinfo. 12 June 2012.
Smith, Matthew Ryan. “Jason McLean Meets Raymond Pettibon and It Works.” Artinfo. February 11 2012

2011 Clarke, Bill. “Jason McLean: Diaries of Place.” Canadian Art. Summer 2011: pp 98-101.
Unknown. “Last Chance to Catch Joe Grillo and Jason McLean’s “O-Pee-Chee Dirt Pile” at Allegra Laviola Gallery.” Papermag, October 6 2011, online
Stipanovich, Alexandre. “The Fun Must Go On: Joe Grillo and Jason McLean at Laviola Gallery,” Opening Ceremony Online, September 12 2011
Unknown, “Jason McLean/Laviola Bank.” ArtloversNewYork.com November 2011

2010 “Defaced Edifices,” Leah Sandals, The National Post, 3/31/2010.
“Jason McLean at Jessica Bradley Art + Projects,” Gary Michael Dault, The Globe and Mail,
“Critic’s Choice,” Peter Goddard, Toronto Star, 4/14/2010.
“My London: Secrets Out” by James Reaney, London Free Press

2009 “Reclaim, reuse, reinvent,” Leah Sandals, The National Post, 1/31/2009.
“Pulp Fiction,” David Balzer, Eye Weekly, 7/2/2009.
“Texting, Texing. One, Two, Three” by Sarah Milroy, The Globe and Mail, 2/5/2009.

2008 Vogue Hommes Magazine, Paris. tinyvices.com.
“Cafe Royal”, Cafe Royal, London
“Carousel artists spell it out in pictures”, Gary Michael Dault, Globe and Mail, 9/6/2010.

2007 “Painter’s Pants”, Border Crossings Magazine, Winnipeg, Canada. exhibition review.
L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles, CA. Nog a Dod review.
“Making Totems Of The Objects That Surround Us”, Clint Burnham, The Globe and Mail, 5/5/2007.
“Just My Imagination”, Kelowna Art Gallery Journal, Kelowna, Canada. Issue 23, May – Aug 2007.
“What a season it could be…”, The Walrus, Toronto, Canada. Curated by: Don Gillmor. Pg 28, Vol.
4, Issue 8.
“Modern Dad, Single Dad”, glomp #9, Helsinki. Book published by Boing Being, Pg 282-285.
“A History Of The Allstarschnauzer Band”, The Ganzfeld #5: Japanada, New York, Ginko Press in
association with Picture Box, Inc., pg 106 -111.
Nog A Dog, Picture Box Inc. & Conundrum Press, New York.
Occasional Art: Jason Mclean and Isabelle Pauwels, St. Paul, USA. Catalogue.
“Princess Omo”, Carousel Magazine, Guelph, Canada. Pg 73.
I Love Tourism, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation, Venice. Catalogue.
Nieves Books Catalogue, Nieves Books, Zurich. (With Mark Delong)

2006 Harvey, Doug. “Kid Stuff.” LA Weekly. 13 December 2006.
Anonymous. “Also Showing.” SF Weekly. December 2006.
Henderson, Lee. “Jason McLean.” Border Crossings. Vol. 25, Issue 3. August 2006: 115-117.
Mooney, Chris. “Peripheral Visions.” Modern Painters July & August 2006: 101.
Blohmdel, Anders. “Schlagerkonst med karlek i Brosarp.” kristianstadsbladet 14 March 2006 (Swedish-A Thing Called Love press).

2005 Goddard, Peter. “Back To The Old Drawing Board; Ancient Art Form Made New Again.” Toronto Star. 13 August 2005.
Milroy, Sarah. “Drawn Together: Visual Arts.” The Globe and Mail. 22 July 200.5
Mackie, John. “British Columbians to Watch in 2005: Jason McLean.” The Vancouver Sun 3 Jan. 2005.

2004 Driedger Doyle, “Jason McLean.” MacLeans Online. 12 January 2004.
Burnham, Clint, “Aperto Vancouver.” Flashart. November 2004.

2003 Laurence, Robin. “Dada’s Boy, Jason McLean.” Border Crossings. Volume 22, Issue 3. August 2003: 48-53.
Hugh, Shana. Bubbleworld. CBC Radio 3, online interview


TV and Radio

Roger Clark, Spectrum News, NY1, April, 2017
Monica Scaglione, London Native Artist Returns Home, 106.9 The X, November 10, 2016
Cailen Dye and Giles Whittaker, CHRW, Arts Talk London, August 14, 2014
Fanshawe Radio 106.9 The X, LO Today interview, September 2013
Zolf, Janice, CTV London, June 30, 2011
Richardson, Bill, Bunny Watson, CBC Radio, 2004
Doyle, Shannon, Vancouver Arts Awards, CBC TV special , 2004
Gallagher, Margaret, North by Northwest, CBC Radio, April 28, 2004
Gallagher, Margaret, North by Northwest, CBC Radio, Sept 15, 2004
Angelo Moore of Fishbone, MTV Interview, Lollapalooza, 1994

1997/1999 – Two Episodes of Nardwuar The Human Serviette, CITR, Vancouver
– with Robert Dayton
– with Greg Scratch


Special Projects

2018  Look: An Opera in 9 Paintings, Museum London, London, ON
Collector’s Night, Reliquary Museum, New York, NY

2017  Gray Area, Fire Relief Benefit with Levi Zaru, Hayes Peebles & Mankind & More, Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY
Gowanus Open Studios, Treasure Island Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Draker Devonshire Residency

2016 Collaborative piece with Sto Len shown in his solo show Tsunaminagashi, No Foundation, Toronto, May 2016

2015 Mural, Silent Barn, Bushwick Brooklyn
7″ unique album illustrations in a run of 100, A Place to Bury Strangers, New York, NY
On Advisory Council and Audio Guide participant for Now’s The Time – Jean Michel Basquiat, The Art Gallery of Ontario.

2014 Collectors Night 2014 The City Reliquary and Brooklyn Historic Society, Felix and Henry’s Canadian Pez Museum

2013 The Sun Falls on Toronto – Mural Project with the Drake Hotel, Toronto (long-term display)
Arts & Crafts x Jeremy Laing Collaborative Charity T-Shirt Collection (with Dan Mangan)

2012 Boop For Ray – Smart Car/ Canadian Art Magazine project, Vancouver/Toronto
Going Rural turns Urban: A Launch for All Citizens, This is Not a Reading Series, Gladstone Hotel, 2012

McLean / Copeland Art Collection

February 27 - March 27 - 2021

Selections from Jason McLean & Heather Copeland’s personal art collection. Artworks include works by artists who they respect, are influenced by or support and include some of their most prized possessions.


Jason McLean “Shoe Inn”

November 4 - November 28 - 2020

Jason McLean “Shoe Inn” – November 4-28, 2020 This is Jason McLean’s fifth solo exhibition at the gallery.  For the past 6 1/2 years he has been living in Brooklyn, NY with his family.  Recently, in April because of Covid, Jason moved back to London.  His temporary move back to his Wortley Village home and […]


Art Toronto Pop-Up @ SBG

October 27 - November 8 - 2020

We are proud to exhibit at the 21st Annual Art Toronto, which will be both online and in-person at a Pop-Up in Toronto.



November 30 - January 4 - 2020

The HOCKEY SHOW – November 30 – January 4, 2020 Opening Reception on Saturday, November 30 from 2-4pm   For December we have curated a hockey-themed exhibition featuring the following artists: Bob Bozak, Paul Butler, Greg Curnoe, Fred Chartrand, Scott Conarroe, Ken Danby, Peter Doig, Mauro Fiorese, Simon Hughes, Larry Humber, Anthony Jenkins, Brian McFarlane, […]


“Small Gems II”

November 30 - January 4 - 2020

“Small Gems II” – November 30, 2019 – January 4, 2020   For the month of December in our middle gallery, we have hung salon-style “Small Gems” by gallery artists. Often small works of art are overlooked during exhibitions. The artwork included in our show represents new additions to the gallery as well as gems […]


Art Toronto 2019

October 25 - October 28 - 2019

Art Toronto 2019 – October 25-27, 2019 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Booth #A29 www.arttoronto.ca   From October 25-27, 2019 Michael Gibson Gallery exhibited at Art Toronto.  We were one of six original galleries who have participated for all 20 years of the fairs history – Christopher Cutts Gallery (Toronto), Corkin Gallery (Toronto), Feheley Fine Arts […]


Jason McLean “Something Up My Sleeve”

July 2 - July 27 - 2019

Jason McLean “Something Up My Sleeve”  July 5 – 27, 2019   The 8 – 22 x 30 in. drawings included in our middle gallery July exhibition all follow the same format: each is edged with stamped names while the topic is visually mapped out and explained in the interior. For the drawings, McLean has […]


Art Toronto 2018

October 26 - October 29 - 2018

Art Toronto 2018 – October 26-29 Thank you to everyone who made our 19th year exhibiting at Art Toronto a resounding success. At the opening night gala we were pleased to place a rare Greg Curnoe painting in a Toronto area collection. “View from the Most Southerly Window on the East Wall” (1969-1970) was one […]


Jason McLean “Boomerang Smile”

July 5 - July 28 - 2018

Jason McLean “Boomerang Smile”   July 5-28, 2018 This will be the third solo exhibition for Jason McLean at the gallery.  July’s exhibition will include new drawings that reflect his life living in the US, his obsession with real estate and his life as a father and husband.   Jason McLean was born in London, ON […]


Small Gems

December 2 - December 30 - 2017

Small Gems – December 2 – 30, 2017   For the month of December in the middle gallery, we have hung salon-style “Small Gems” by gallery artists. Will Gorlitz’ compassionate painting of a “Gorilla” looks over the west wall which includes a rare watercolour by Jack Chambers, a 1965 abstract print by Jack Bush and […]


Art Toronto 2017

October 27 - October 30 - 2017

ART TORONTO 2017 – Booth #A57 October 27-30   Thank you to everyone who attended Art Toronto and made our 18th consecutive year exhibiting a rewarding experience. We curated our booth around the theme of colour and the female figure. Greg Curnoe set the mood with the early rare 1962 “Woman and Mirror” painting, which […]


Three + 3

September 5 - September 30 - 2017

Three + 3  —  September 5 – 30, 2017   Our September exhibition includes Greg Curnoe, Murray Favro and Ron Martin paired with James Kirkpatrick, Jason McLean and Billy Bert Young.  All six artists came of age as artists in London, Ontario and studied at HB Beal.  Curnoe, Favro and Martin were part of the […]


On Paper

February 22 - March 31 - 2017

On Paper — February 21 – March 25, 2017 March group exhibition featuring a diverse selection of works “On Paper”.  Artworks include colourful acrylic ink drawings by Jason McLean & James Kirkpatrick, watercolours by Ron Martin & Hans Wendt, photograph by Susan Dobson, drawing by Kim Moodie, mixed media wall sculpture by Ed Zelenak and […]



January 6 - February 19 - 2017

Text – January 6 – February 26, 2017 When I was selecting artwork for our January group show, I wanted to focus on art that contained the written word, specifically, in order to explore the use and purpose of the text.   Each of these artists have chosen to add text to their work.   The […]


Jason McLean “Parking Lot with a Memory”

November 4 - November 26 - 2016

Jason McLean “Parking Lot with a Memory” — November 4 – 26, 2016   Read Online Exhibition Catalogue HERE   Jason McLean was born in London, ON in 1971. After attending H.B. Beal Secondary School with Marc Bell and Peter Thompson, McLean graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver in 1997. […]


Art Toronto 2016

October 28 - October 31 - 2016

October 28 – 31, 2016 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre   We will be exhibiting the following artists: Greg Curnoe‘s rare self portrait from the 1980s, text-based watercolours and late stamped self-portraits. Susan Dobson‘s newest series of photographs that capture from a birds-eye view, slide drawers from a de-commissioned slide library. Lush new paintings of […]


Jason McLean “Son of a Salesman”

November 6 - November 28 - 2015

Jason McLean “Son of a Salesman” — November 6-28, 2015   “Son of a Salesman” features new large-scale drawings by London-born-Brooklyn-based Jason McLean. The new drawings respond to Jason’s time spent living with his family in Brooklyn, NY and explore his experiences, observations and perceptions of life living in the US. They act as mental […]


Art Toronto 2015

October 23 - October 26 - 2015

Art Toronto — October 23-26, 2015 From October 23 – 26, Michael Gibson Gallery exhibited at Art Toronto for the 16th consecutive year. The dynamic new floor-plan, new marketing and enthusiastic collectors produced a very successful fair. Our booth featured a balance of young emerging artists – Ufuk Gueray (who we sold out), Mark Mullin, […]


The School Show

September 4 - September 26 - 2015

The School Show — September 4 – 26, 2015   For the month of September we are featuring a selection of abstract works by Ashleigh Bartlett, Greg Curnoe, James Kirkpatrick, John Kissick, Wanda Koop, Jason McLean, Ron Moppett, Mark Mullin and Erik Olson.   With back to school in mind, I began curating our September […]


Not Bad For London

November 4 - November 26 - 2011

Not Bad For London — November 4-26, 2011 Featuring the work of Marc Bell, James Kirkpatrick, Amy Lockhart, Jason McLean, Jamie Q, Peter Thompson, Billy Bert Young The title Not Bad For London is based on a Jason McLean drawing where a lone tree sits next to a forked river called The Thames. The tree […]


Jason McLean “Shoe Inn” Exhibition Tour

An introductory tour of Jason McLean’s November 2020 exhibition.  In the video, McLean talks about moving back to London, his recent inspirations and talks about the monumental drawing “Home away from Home”.

Not Bad For London Video

Michael Gibson Gallery November 2011 video of the exhibition “Not Bad For London”.

In the video, watch interviews with artists, Billy Bert Young, Jamie Q, James Kirkpatrick, Jason McLean as well as shots from the Opening Reception.

Jason McLean’s Smart Car

Jason McLean explains the drawings on his smartcar that he painted for the Canadian Art Foundation in 2013.

Jason McLean Interview

Michael Gibson Gallery interview with Jason McLean during the November 2011 “Not Bad For London” exhibition.

Not Bad For London Teaser Trailer

Michael Gibson Gallery teaser trailer of the November 2011 exhibition “Not Bad For London”.